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EGit/GitHub/User Guide

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Revision as of 12:29, 25 April 2011 by (Talk | contribs) (Overview)


The EGit Mylyn GitHub connector supports creating task repositories for working with GitHub issues and Gists.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Does the connector support GitHub API tokens?
    • No, API tokens are no longer supported by the newest GitHub API which the connector uses for requests.
  • Are requests made over HTTPS?
    • Yes, all requests made through the GitHub API are over HTTPS.



GitHub issue task repositories support creating queries that filter by the following fields:

  • State (open or closed)
  • Milestones
  • Mentions
  • Assignee
  • Labels

Note that when multiple filters are used in the same query the returned issues match all of the filters.



Gists can be created by selecting text in a editor or files in an explorer and selecting the Create Gist context menu. A Gist will be created in a background job and a notification popup will display after the Gist has been created.


Gist queries only support filtering by a specified GitHub user name.


The task editor for Gists supports the following:

  • Updating the description
  • Commenting
  • Opening the files in a gist

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